Department of Transport Long Term Cycle Network

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The Department of Transport (DoT) is working with 33 local government authorities across Perth and Peel to agree on bicycle routes that link parks, schools, community facilities and transport services, to make bike riding a convenient and viable option. The City of Vincent is now seeking community comment on the plan to make sure it is supported by our community.

What is the Long Term Cycle Network?

The aim of the Long Term Cycle Network (LTCN) project is to develop a blueprint to ensure State and local governments work together towards the delivery of one continuous bicycle network. The LTCN is aspirational in nature and represents a vision for the ‘ultimate’ cycle network across Perth and Peel. The project is also linked to the State Government's Perth and Peel @ 3.5 Million – a planning and infrastructure framework to accommodate 3.5 million people by 2050.

The Long Term Cycling Network is an important document for the future of Vincent as it will guide funding from the State Government. The State Government will use the LTCN to allocate funding to local governments across Perth and Peel, based on the routes identified in the network. In recent years, the City has been successful in securing state funding for several projects including the Shakespeare Street Safe Active Street, Bulwer Street protected bike lanes and Scarborough Beach Road protected bike lanes.

It is important to note that the Long Term Cycle Network only aims to identify and classify cycling routes and does not commit the City to build any infrastructure. The City will conduct detailed community consultation with affected residents for any works proposed to an identified route in the LCTN.

How was the draft LTCN developed?

The draft Long Term Cycle Network was developed by the Department of Transport in collaboration with local governments across Perth and Peel, Main Roads Western Australia, the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia and Metronet.

The final draft proposal was sent to the City for review on 21 May 2020. Vincent Council did not support the inclusion of a cycling route within Hyde Park and the draft LTCN was updated accordingly. The City then asked for more time to consider the proposal and properly consult on the draft network with our community. This request was granted by the Minister for Transport.

The Long Term Cycle Network is not a static plan and will evolve over time. As road uses change or aspirations grow, the LTCN will be updated to reflect this. Whenever the City updates its Bike Network Plan, the LTCN will be reviewed and any comments or changes will be provided to the Department of Transport for consideration. The City intends to update the current City of Vincent Bike Network Plan in 2021, at which point comprehensive consultation on cycling in Vincent will take place.

What are the different types of cycling routes in the LTCN?

The LTCN categorises cycling routes as local, secondary or primary, based on their function. This categorisation will dictate the level of cycling infrastructure that is deemed appropriate. More information on this can be found in the document - Department of Transport Hierarchy of Routes.

Why do we need a Long Term Cycle Network?

An agreed LTCN will help the City with infrastructure planning and delivery by ensuring coordination with state agencies such Main Roads Western Australia and Public Transport Authority.

An LTCN agreed by all 33 LGAs across the Perth and Peel region can assist in leveraging additional funding for bicycle infrastructure. It can assist State Government in any discussions or applications regarding federal funding for cycling infrastructure or programs.

It can also assist the Department of Transport to secure additional funding for bicycle infrastructure (including funding made available to local governments) via the WA Bicycle Network Grants Program administered by the Department of Transport. The City of Vincent has been very successful in accessing in these grants in recent years.

Proposed routes

The City of Vincent cycling routes that are proposed to be included in the Long Term Cycle Network are available to view in the document below.

Full details regarding the three classifications of cycling routes (primary, secondary, local) is available to view here.

Share your thoughts

We are inviting community feedback on the City of Vincent cycling routes to be included in the draft Long Term Cycle Network proposed by the Department of Transport.

To share your thoughts, complete the feedback form below or contact the City on 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

Comment period closes: 21 July 2020

Community forum

Following the consultation period, the City is looking to hold a community forum with the Department of Transport to discuss the feedback received and the future of the project. Click here to let us know if you would be interested in attending the forum.

For more information about the draft Long Term Cycle Network, please contact the City on 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au



The Department of Transport (DoT) is working with 33 local government authorities across Perth and Peel to agree on bicycle routes that link parks, schools, community facilities and transport services, to make bike riding a convenient and viable option. The City of Vincent is now seeking community comment on the plan to make sure it is supported by our community.

What is the Long Term Cycle Network?

The aim of the Long Term Cycle Network (LTCN) project is to develop a blueprint to ensure State and local governments work together towards the delivery of one continuous bicycle network. The LTCN is aspirational in nature and represents a vision for the ‘ultimate’ cycle network across Perth and Peel. The project is also linked to the State Government's Perth and Peel @ 3.5 Million – a planning and infrastructure framework to accommodate 3.5 million people by 2050.

The Long Term Cycling Network is an important document for the future of Vincent as it will guide funding from the State Government. The State Government will use the LTCN to allocate funding to local governments across Perth and Peel, based on the routes identified in the network. In recent years, the City has been successful in securing state funding for several projects including the Shakespeare Street Safe Active Street, Bulwer Street protected bike lanes and Scarborough Beach Road protected bike lanes.

It is important to note that the Long Term Cycle Network only aims to identify and classify cycling routes and does not commit the City to build any infrastructure. The City will conduct detailed community consultation with affected residents for any works proposed to an identified route in the LCTN.

How was the draft LTCN developed?

The draft Long Term Cycle Network was developed by the Department of Transport in collaboration with local governments across Perth and Peel, Main Roads Western Australia, the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia and Metronet.

The final draft proposal was sent to the City for review on 21 May 2020. Vincent Council did not support the inclusion of a cycling route within Hyde Park and the draft LTCN was updated accordingly. The City then asked for more time to consider the proposal and properly consult on the draft network with our community. This request was granted by the Minister for Transport.

The Long Term Cycle Network is not a static plan and will evolve over time. As road uses change or aspirations grow, the LTCN will be updated to reflect this. Whenever the City updates its Bike Network Plan, the LTCN will be reviewed and any comments or changes will be provided to the Department of Transport for consideration. The City intends to update the current City of Vincent Bike Network Plan in 2021, at which point comprehensive consultation on cycling in Vincent will take place.

What are the different types of cycling routes in the LTCN?

The LTCN categorises cycling routes as local, secondary or primary, based on their function. This categorisation will dictate the level of cycling infrastructure that is deemed appropriate. More information on this can be found in the document - Department of Transport Hierarchy of Routes.

Why do we need a Long Term Cycle Network?

An agreed LTCN will help the City with infrastructure planning and delivery by ensuring coordination with state agencies such Main Roads Western Australia and Public Transport Authority.

An LTCN agreed by all 33 LGAs across the Perth and Peel region can assist in leveraging additional funding for bicycle infrastructure. It can assist State Government in any discussions or applications regarding federal funding for cycling infrastructure or programs.

It can also assist the Department of Transport to secure additional funding for bicycle infrastructure (including funding made available to local governments) via the WA Bicycle Network Grants Program administered by the Department of Transport. The City of Vincent has been very successful in accessing in these grants in recent years.

Proposed routes

The City of Vincent cycling routes that are proposed to be included in the Long Term Cycle Network are available to view in the document below.

Full details regarding the three classifications of cycling routes (primary, secondary, local) is available to view here.

Share your thoughts

We are inviting community feedback on the City of Vincent cycling routes to be included in the draft Long Term Cycle Network proposed by the Department of Transport.

To share your thoughts, complete the feedback form below or contact the City on 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

Comment period closes: 21 July 2020

Community forum

Following the consultation period, the City is looking to hold a community forum with the Department of Transport to discuss the feedback received and the future of the project. Click here to let us know if you would be interested in attending the forum.

For more information about the draft Long Term Cycle Network, please contact the City on 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au


  • Let us know if you would like to attend the City's community forum to discuss the feedback received about the draft Department of Transport Long Term Bicycle Network.

    Staff from the City and the Department of Transport will be there to talk to you about the project.

    The workshop will be held at the City of Vincent on Monday 3 August from 5-6pm.

    If you are interested in attending the forum, please let us know.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Share your thoughts about the Department of Transport's proposed Long Term Cycling Network for the City of Vincent.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Following the consultation period, the City is looking to hold a community forum with the Department of Transport to discuss the feedback received and the future of the project.

    If you would be interested in attending a forum, please let us know below.

    If there is enough community interest, we will let you know via email.

    Consultation has concluded
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